Beyonce and Jay Z on the brink of split?
SINGER Beyonce Knowles and her rapper husband Jay Z are reported to be staying in separate hotels as they struggle to keep their marriage going through their lucrative tour.
Lawyers are understood to have joined the couple on their On the Run tour, which is due to earn them around $100m (€74m), amid fears it may have to be cancelled because the couple are at loggerheads.
Rumours have circulated about their six-year marriage since an episode earlier this year in which Ms Knowles's sister, Solange, was captured on CCTV attacking Jay Z inside a hotel elevator.
At the end of last week, the couple, who have a two-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, were said to have met with their lawyers to thrash out a statement, but could not agree what it would say.
Their show is moving on from Los Angeles to San Francisco, where they are due to perform tomorrow.
A source told the 'New York Post' that both now feared they would break up before the tour's finale in Paris next month.
The source said: "They're not just staying in different hotel rooms, but they have booked separate hotels and they arrive separately to each show."
Last week, Miss Knowles (32) was spotted viewing an apartment in Manhattan's trendy Chelsea district, prompting speculation she was planning a life away from the family home in TriBeCa.
No inkling of the reported tensions has been allowed to show on stage.
On Wednesday, Jay Z (44), whose real is name Shawn Carter, was said to have "snuggled" his wife during a concert in Seattle. (The Daily Telegraph)